Chicago Avenue in West Town now has a Greek cafe and cocktail bar with a rooftop. Six06 Cafe Bar opens Monday at 1641 W. Chicago Avenue, offering a variety of Greek and Mediterranean classic dishes from morning until night plus a robust beverage menu with wine, cocktails and American and Greek beers.
Chef Dimitris Dib, who previously served as a private cook to the King of Saudi Arabia, helms the kitchen. The 38-year-old Dib, who grew up in Greece and now lives in suburban Bartlett, describes his all-day menu as “Greek and Mediterranean fusion,” starting with homemade Greek pastries and quiches for breakfast and lunch and dinner options like pork kebobs, wine braised chicken and teriyaki salmon. Desserts include loukoumades, or fried dough, tiramisu and banana caramel crusted pudding.
Just west of the Chicago and Ashland Avenue intersection, Six06 Cafe Bar opens at 7 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. on weekends. The 2,300 square-foot restaurant offers 60 seats on the first floor and about 45 on a rooftop patio that will be open in the warmer months. It joins a burgeoning stretch of Chicago Avenue that also includes the hotspot Beatnik and will soon get a highly-anticipated German restaurant, ex-Carriage House chef Mark Steuer’s Funkenhausen.
Workers at Cafe Six06 wear soccer jerseys with “West Town” on the front and the restaurant’s name on the back. A flat-screen TV shows programming from 28 soccer channels and there’s free WiFi for guests who want to stick around.
“I’m feeling excitement and anxiousness more than anything. We want people to come in and try it out,” co-owner George Panagakis said early Monday. A few months back during six06 Café Bar’s planning phase, Panagakis said, “We want to drop the pretentiousness and concentrate on being friendly and having a warm and inviting vibe.”
Check out the opening food and cocktail menus below.
Six06 Cafe Bar, 1641 W. Chicago Avenue. Open 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Sunday.